What do you want to learn, 2024 edition

Each year, we post a list of topics suggested by attendees on the previous year’s conference evaluations to help people who want to submit proposals. (Here are the last few versions: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019.) Here’s this year’s list with suggestions from both Virtual Fox Fest 2023 and Southwest Fox 2023: VFP Grid use Workarounds for well-known unsolved VFP bugs Thor tools Insights to Thor How to contribute to VFPX Chilkat use cases Read more…

Save the dates for 2024 conferences

We have locked in our dates for our 2024 conferences and hope you will save the dates to attend. Our one-day Virtual Fox Fest 2024 will be Wednesday, May 8, 2024. It still has the same great features everyone loves about VFF: great speakers delivering great sessions, live chatting during presentations, and getting to hang out virtually with new and old friends. This event will feature classic sessions from previous conferences, updated for 2024.  We’re excited to offer you Southwest Fox 2024, a Read more…

Southwest Fox 2023 is ON!

And you can still register We have good news to share today. Thanks to the support of the Visual FoxPro community and our many sponsors, Southwest Fox 2023 will proceed as planned October 19-22, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ and online via Hopin (now owned by RingCentral). We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with registrations! That said, the decision comes with a calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of Read more…

URGENT: Now or never, register today

The fate of Southwest Fox is being decided Wednesday (August 30). Help make the decision to keep this conference going easy. There is no more time for you to procrastinate. It simply is now or never. If you are going to Southwest Fox this year (in-person or virtually), please head over to the registration Web site, right now, before you forget: https://geekgatherings.com/Registration

WILL SOUTHWEST FOX 2023 TAKE PLACE? THAT DEPENDS ON YOU

SET URGENT ON We have to decide by August 31 whether to hold Southwest Fox 2023 or not. So far, registration for both the in-person and virtual conferences has been slow. We have three options: a hybrid conference as planned, a virtual conference only, or no conference. If you want us to decide to hold the conference, register (for either the in-person or virtual event) before August 30. Credit cards will not be charged until Read more…

Super-saver deadline is July 31!

Hear that sound? Tick, tick, tick, tick… That’s the countdown clock here at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox!  July 31st is this coming Monday and we thought we would pass along one more reminder just in case you forgot to add it your reminder list or put a yellow sticky note on your monitor. We still need people to register to make the in-person side of the conference happen. Urgent: Read more…

Southwest Fox 2023 registration is open!

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2023 have been announced, and registration is open! There is a limit on the number of people who can attend in-person, and in less than 24 hours since registration opened, 1/3 of the spots have already been taken. So, if you’re considering attending in-person, register today or you’ll likely miss out! Also, Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $100, is available only through July 31st, so don’t wait. When registering, Read more…

Southwest Fox 2023: Save the date/Call for Speakers

We’re excited to offer you Southwest Fox 2023, a hybrid conference; you decide whether to come in-person or watch online! The in-person event will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale. The virtual event will use the Hopin platform (the same platform we use for Virtual Fox Fest). You can get more information on the Southwest Fox Conference Web page. The conference will take place October 19-22, 2023.  We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox. If Read more…

What do you want to learn, 2023 edition

Each year, we post a list of topics suggested by attendees on the previous year’s conference evaluations to help people who want to submit proposals. (Here are the last few versions: 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019.) Here’s this year’s list with suggestions from both Virtual Fox Fests held in 2022: Deep dives into everyday tools VFPX Chilkat project VFPX updates Thor Dealing with VFP’s dated interface Microsoft Office automation Advanced Automation techniques SQL Server Migrating Read more…

Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October) follow-ups

Here are some follow-up notes about Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October): Videos for all presentations are now available on YouTube for free to everyone, as our contribution to the VFP community. Be sure to subscribe to our channel. If you didn’t attend Virtual Fox Fest and want materials (white papers and sample code) for the presentations, go to  https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and “register” for the conference. You’re not really registering since it’s over, but in the Registration Read more…